.nj

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See also: nj, Nj, NJ, nJ, and N.J.

Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

n
y

 du 1. suffix pronoun

  1. we two, us two, ours (see usage notes)
Usage notes[edit]

This form is rare in Middle Egyptian; it is more usual to use the plural, .n.

This form of pronoun attaches directly to the preceding word, and means different things depending on what it is attached to.

  • When attached to a noun, it indicates the possessor of the noun.
  • When attached to a verb of the suffix conjugation, it indicates the subject of the verb.
  • When attached to an infinitive verb (especially of an intransitive verb) whose subject is not otherwise expressed, it indicates the subject of the verb.
  • When attached to a transitive infinitive verb whose subject is otherwise expressed or omitted, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • In the third person, when attached to a prospective participle, it indicates gender and number agreement.
  • When attached to a particle like jw or a parenthetic like ḫr, it indicates the subject of the clause.
  • When attached to a preposition, it indicates the object of the preposition.
  • When it follows a relative adjective such as ntj or ntt, it indicates the subject of the relative clause (except in the first person singular and third person common).
Inflection[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

.n (perfect suffix) +‎ -j (adverbializing suffix).

Suffix[edit]

n
y
  1. Sometimes used to form the perfect of verbs when the subject is omitted.

References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 51, 232